Dr Leanne Cross - Principal Chiropractor
Dr Leanne Cross started her career in Chiropractic in Blackwater in 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney. She grew up in Queensland's South Burnett region so is no stranger to living in a regional area. Long passionate about health, fitness and wellbeing, Leanne has studied extensively including Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate IV in Personal Training, Certificate II in Dental Assisting and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Physical Education.
Before becoming a Chiropractor, Dr Leanne worked in the dental industry for almost 10 years in both general and specialist dental practices. This experience led her down the path of working with tongue and lip ties in her practice today.
When you come into the practice you will see that Dr Leanne also loves to work with families, pregnant mums and children to get their bodies working as well as they can. In fact studies show that when pregnant women get adjusted, they can decrease their labour time up to 30% (Fallon 1991). Always keen to further her knowledge, she is currently undertaking a two-year Diplomate in Chiropractic Paediatrics.
Dr Leanne is qualified in ABC™ (Advanced Biostructural Correction), NET™ (Neuro Emotional Technique) and Dry Needling Therapy and is currently studying the AK (Applied Kinesiology) Seminar Series to become a Certified AK practitioner. She has undergone seminars that qualify her to work with children and is also a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) and has tutored chiropractic students at Central Queensland University (CQU) in Mackay.
In her spare time, Dr Leanne loves to be on the water - particularly barefoot waterskiing and cares for the Queensland and Australian Barefoot Waterski Teams. In 2016 she competed at the World Barefoot Waterski Championships in Wisconsin, USA as part of the Australian Barefoot Team, placing 5th in her division. Dr Leanne is focused on making sure people understand what is happening with their bodies and their health and why they aren't where they feel they should be, taking the time necessary to work with you to find your best healthcare plan. Call our friendly staff to book an appointment today on 07 4943 0100 or BOOK ONLINE now and discover a healthier YOU!
Dr Ashley Thomas - Chiropractor
Dr Ashley Thomas graduated from Central Queensland University, Mackay in 2017 with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic. At the completion of her master’s degree she was awarded ‘The Chiropractors Association of Australia (QLD) Masters Prize’, as well as Student
of the Year, Adjuster of the Year, Chiropractic Radiologist of the Year and Researcher of the Year.
She was drawn to the benefits of chiropractic from a young age where she experienced first-hand the dramatic improvements that chiropractic care can make to your overall health and well-being. It not only improved her posture, but helped to alleviate her migraines and keep her pain free through her ballet years.
Growing up in the Sarina region, Dr Ashley is passionate about bringing natural and effective healthcare solutions to her hometown. For Dr Ashley, being a chiropractor is more than just adjusting bones, it’s adjusting the way people think about their health, their wellness and their bodies.
Dr Ashley has experience in a number of manual and low-force techniques including Diversified Technique, ABC™ (Advanced Biostructural Correction), Activator Methods®, NET™ (Neuro Emotional Technique) and Dry Needling Therapy to ensure she can find an adjusting style that works for you!
She has a keen interest in family care and enjoys helping people of all ages work towards their optimal health goals. When not adjusting, Dr Ashley loves keeping active and getting outdoors often. She is a travel enthusiast, vegetarian foodie and avid dog lover. With a positive approach to healthcare, Dr Ashley aims to help you better understand how your body functions and show you how chiropractic care may help to improve your life. Call our office today on 07 4943 0100 to book an appointment with Dr Ashley or BOOK ONLINE now and discover a healthier you!
Sheldon Deng - Massage Therapist
Sheldon is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist. Originally from China, he specialises in a variety of alternative therapies including Tuina (Chinese massage), Qigong (breathing and stretching exercises), Acupuncture, Dry Needling Therapy, Cupping, Reflexology and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
In 2010, Sheldon graduated from a Traditional Chinese Medicine University as a Registered Nurse. After finishing his degree, he worked in a Chinese hospital before coming to Australia to study Chiropractic in 2012. Throughout his studies, Sheldon continued to work as a Remedial Massage Therapist and now has over 10 years of experience in this profession.
During his time at university, he was fascinated by a variety of alternative therapies and has never stopped studying - currently doing his Master of Clinical Chiropractic in Mackay. Sheldon is experienced in treating many conditions and is able to draw on his vast experience to tailor a treatment specific to your needs and concerns.